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Angela Reeves Collection

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs

Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs

Folder containing drafts of work

Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs

Box containing Angela's artistic tools and ephemera

Box containing Pentagram publications and examples of typefaces.

Box containing different publications on the subject of typography

Box containing a mix of publications relating to design - graphic and fashion.

Box containing publications relating to work by various designers

Box containing publications and ephemera relating various companies and Angela Reeves

Box containing material relating to Claes Oldenburg

Box containing Angela's Curriculum Vitae and certificates

A tied cardboard folder holding items relating to the Touch Exhibition

Box containing letters, drawings and examples of work

Box containing 4 books

Box containing various items relating to company policies, and some designs by Angela and others.

Box containing two companies' design guidelines

Box containing ephemera from graphic design companies

Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera

Box containing ephemera from companies that specialise in engraving and paper production and ephemera from events

Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work

Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers

Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design

Slides

Slides

Slides and other ephemera

Box containing exhibition catalogues, ephemera from the Mexican Olympics, some articles and ephemera

Box containing items relating to design research and guidelines

Box containing booklets that relate to a broad range of design topics and several booklets unrelated to design.

Box containing New York University Publications

Box containing New York University Publications

Box containing examples of Angela's work and other ephemera

Box containing exhibition catalogues and photographs, annual reports and design guidelines

Box containing company publications that Angela designed

Box containing examples of Angela's work

Box containing a red folder holding design work by Angela, personal and professional correspondence and other ephemera

Box containing Angela's sketch books, stamps and framed pictures

Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work

Folder containing certificates, diplomas and a poster

Envelope entitled Graphics Collection

Tube containing 18 Torin Exhibition drawings

[information restricted]

Box containing three folders of typefaces

Box containing the Smithsonian Design Guidelines

Two paintings



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Angela Reeves Collection, 1960s-2008 | University of Northampton Archive

By Phil Oakman, Maggie Peach, Lucy Culverhouse

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Collection Overview

Title: Angela Reeves Collection, 1960s-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1970s - 1990s

ID: AR/01/Gra

Primary Creator: Reeves, Angela

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 10/06/0009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Angela Reeves, Design, Graphics, Reeves, Angela, The University of Northampton Angela Reeves Collection

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This series of design ephemera and memorabilia was collected by Angela Reeves, 1942-2008 and kindly donated by her family.

The collection contains works designed by Angela as well as ephemera and memorabilia relating to all aspects of graphic design collected by her.

Early drawings and sketches by Angela date back to her school and college days. A number of the drawings that she produced indicate that they were submitted as part of a portfolio for entrance to the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts.

Later designs reflect both her freelance work and that carried out while employed by companies such as British European Airways, the BBC, Royal Mail, New York University, Chermayeff and Geismar, Ilford and the Torin Corporation. Many publications relating to the industry were collected and retained by Angela over her life time and form part of this collection. These include pamphlets, booklets, annual reviews and promotional material published by Newell and Sorrel (Utopian Papers), Pentagram Design and the Wynkyn de Worde Society.

Also forming part of the collection are news stories, memorabilia and ephemera that relate to people and events that featured in Angela's life. The people include Marcel Breuer, Claes Oldenberg and F.H.K. Henrion while the events include the 1975 American bicentenial exhibition at the British Museum and the 1968 Mexican Olympics.

Collection Historical Note

Angela had a solid career in corporate graphic design and she kept pretty much everything from her career - from all her exercises at Foundation at Chelsea College , through most of her work at the London College of Printing in the early 60's. She then went straight into working for BEA and other corporate organisations, was self employed for some time, was president of the Design Research Unit, worked with Chermayeff and Geismar in New York 68 - 72; ran the BBC Educational books design section; worked for Royal Mail in stamp commissioning through the 80's and early 90's and then went back to New York to work on the design standards of the Smithsonian Museums again for Chermayeff and Geismar. She also worked a lot at Exeter and Brighton supporting design student portfolios.

Biographical note created by family member.

Subject/Index Terms

Angela Reeves
Design
Graphics
Reeves, Angela
The University of Northampton Angela Reeves Collection

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Northampton Archive

Accruals: We do not expect that there will be major accruals to this collection but the University would welcome the chance to discuss any further potential donations of records relating to Angela Reeves or graphics and design more generally.

Access Restrictions: All items are accessible

Use Restrictions:

Normal copyright restrictions apply

The University of Northampton takes copyright seriously and only makes content available in its Archive Catalogue in accordance with current UK legislation.

All reasonable effort is made by The University of Northampton to obtain copyright holders’ consent before publishing the images represented in our Archive Catalogue. We would like to ask that any copyright owners who are not properly identified in our Archive Collections contact us so that we may make the necessary corrections or removals.

Acquisition Source: Kindly donated and supported by Camilla Hale and Professor Adam Reeves.

Acquisition Method: Donation.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1950s-1960s],
[Box 2: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 3: Folder containing drafts of work, 1960s],
[Box 4: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 5: Box containing Angela's artistic tools and ephemera, 1961-2000],
[Box 6: Box containing Pentagram publications and examples of typefaces., 1970-1998],
[Box 7: Box containing different publications on the subject of typography, 1957-1991],
[Box 8: Box containing a mix of publications relating to design - graphic and fashion., 1971-1998],
[Box 9: Box containing publications relating to work by various designers, 1945-1996],
[Box 10: Box containing publications and ephemera relating various companies and Angela Reeves, 1956 - 2009],
[Box 11: Box containing material relating to Claes Oldenburg, 1969-1970],
[Box 12: Box containing Angela's Curriculum Vitae and certificates, 1976-2006],
[Box 13: A tied cardboard folder holding items relating to the Touch Exhibition, September 1999],
[Box 14: Box containing letters, drawings and examples of work, 1960s-2006],
[Box 15: Box containing 4 books, 1961-1982],
[Box 16: Box containing various items relating to company policies, and some designs by Angela and others., 1997-1999],
[Box 17: Box containing two companies' design guidelines, 1965-1986],
[Box 18: Box containing ephemera from graphic design companies, 1964-2004],
[Box 19: Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera, 1972-1999],
[Box 20: Box containing ephemera from companies that specialise in engraving and paper production and ephemera from events, 1964 - 1999],
[Box 21: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 22: Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers, 1987-1991],
[Box 23: Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design, 1964-2004],
[Box 24: Slides, 1996],
[Box 25: Slides, [1996]],
[Box 26: Slides and other ephemera, [1984-]],
[Box 27: Box containing exhibition catalogues, ephemera from the Mexican Olympics, some articles and ephemera, 1968-1975],
[Box 28: Box containing items relating to design research and guidelines, 1967-[1974]],
[Box 29: Box containing booklets that relate to a broad range of design topics and several booklets unrelated to design., 1967-1984],
[Box 30: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1973],
[Box 31: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1971],
[Box 32: Box containing examples of Angela's work and other ephemera, 1920-1962],
[Box 33: Box containing exhibition catalogues and photographs, annual reports and design guidelines, 1970-1973],
[Box 34: Box containing company publications that Angela designed, 1971-1979],
[Box 35: Box containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 36: Box containing a red folder holding design work by Angela, personal and professional correspondence and other ephemera, 1981 - 2008],
[Box 37: Box containing Angela's sketch books, stamps and framed pictures, 1959-1993],
[Box 38: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1965-1983],
[Box 39: Folder containing certificates, diplomas and a poster, 1964-1991],
[Box 40: Envelope entitled Graphics Collection, 1984],
[Box 41: Tube containing 18 Torin Exhibition drawings, 1974-1979],
[[information restricted]],
[Box 43: Box containing three folders of typefaces, 1973],
[Box 44: Box containing the Smithsonian Design Guidelines, 1998],
[Box 45: Two paintings, 1967],
[All]

Box 19: Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera, 1972-1999Add to your cart.
The box mostly contains annual reports and design guides for companies, which Angela and the company for who she worked, Chermayeff & Geismar, designed the corporate identity. There  are also two other books that relate to the graphic design industry. Items 5-13 in this box were received in one plastic wallet. The items in box 19 were received by the University in the same container as the items in box 20.
Condition: Good
Location: A3 - c (Archive racking)
Related to: AR/01/GRA/020
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019
Item 1: The Post Office Design Guidelines, 1985Add to your cart.
A red ring binder produced by the Post Office, explaining the design scheme and sets out the principles that govern the use of the design elements as they apply throughout the Post Office. The guidelines are intended for all Post Office staff involved in the scheme. Angela worked at the Royal Mail as a design and editorial manager from 1981-1995 and was responsible for the Post Office corporate identity. Slotted into the folder is a Royal Mail internal envelope with Angela's name on it.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/017/2, AR/01/GRA/019/3
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/1
Item 2: Watneys House Identification Manual, 1966Add to your cart.
An A4, black, card folder containing one spiral bound book and one more card folder. The cover of the folder has the title written in white and the name 'Watneys' appearing in a red barrel design. The book is concerned primarily with the application of a comprehensive and consistent design policy to the exterior treatment of public houses, hotels and other premises owned or controlled by the Watney Mann Group of Brewery Companies. The other card folder is entitled 'Basic elements and Appendix A', with the contents written in a list beside it. It contains separate sheets of card, each displaying an example of a typeface or design.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/2
Item 3: Royal Mail Stamp Books Design Guide, 1995Add to your cart.
An A4 sized spiral bound booklet with a plastic cover with the title, the date 'December 1995 ' and photographs of several stamp books. The booklet provides practical rules-of-thumb, designed to encourage high standards and consistency throughout the product range. Angela worked at the Royal Mail as a design and editorial manager from 1981-1995 and was responsible for the Post Office corporate identity.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/017/2, AR/01/GRA/019/1
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/3
Item 4: Indian Head 1953 - 1972, 1972Add to your cart.
A red hard-backed book with the title in black lettering on the front. Underneath is the subtitle, 'The Robison Years'.  There is also an image of a  Native American at the top of the front cover, in white, geometric shapes. The first page of the book has a photograph stuck in, with an explanation below revealing that Ivan Chermayeff (of Chermayeff & Geismar) was commissioned to design and construct a sculpture in recognition of The Robison Years. The book is an explanatory limited edition and the following pages are a set of graphs and data showing the Indian Head Inc company's growth from 1953 - 1971. The book has been kept in a clear plastic bag.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/4
Item 5: Irwin Financial: Annual Report 1999, 1999Add to your cart.
A white booklet with the words 'Annual Report 1999' in a large green circle on the front cover. The booklet provides data on the company, Irwin Financial's, year of business.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/5
Item 6: Cummins Annual Report 1999, 1999Add to your cart.
The Cummins Annual Report for 1999, containing data on the past year's business. Cummins Engine Company is the leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of diesel engines. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including for Cummins Engine Company.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/7, AR/01/GRA/019/8
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/6
Item 7: Cummins Annual Report 1996, 1996Add to your cart.
The Cummins Annual Report for 1996, containing data on the past year's business. Cummins Engine Company is the leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of diesel engines. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including for Cummins Engine Company.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/6, AR/01/GRA/019/8
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/7
Item 8: Cummins Annual Report 1998, 1998Add to your cart.
The Cummins Annual Report for 1997, containing data on the past year's business. Cummins Engine Company was the leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of diesel engines. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including for Cummins Engine Company.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/7, AR/01/GRA/019/6
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/8
Item 9: Showtime Design Guidelines, 1997Add to your cart.
The design guidelines for the company 'Showtime'. The Showtime Logotype and Corporate Identity Program was designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Inc. The guidelines were produced to help implement their new image. During 1997 Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities.
Condition: Good
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/9
Item 10: Mobil Graphics Overview, [1996]Add to your cart.
The Mobil Graphics Overview sets out guidelines for the proper application of the Mobil trademark, the Pegasus trademark, the special Mobil Alphabet and the family of Mobil colours. The front cover has the Mobil trademark running vertically upwards on the right hand side of the page, and the title 'Graphics Overview' in black print in the top left corner. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including that of Mobil. Item 11 in this box is the same, apart from on the front cover, the Mobil trademark is slightly smaller and the title 'Graphics Overview' is printed in  larger white lettering on a grey band that lines the top of the page.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/11
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/10
Item 11: Mobil Graphics Overview, [1996]Add to your cart.
The Mobil Graphics Overview sets out guidelines for the proper application of the Mobil trademark, the Pegasus trademark, the special Mobil Alphabet and the family of Mobil colours. The front cover has the Mobil trademark running vertically upwards on the right hand side of the page, and the title 'Graphics Overview' in white print running across the top of the page on a grey border. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including that of Mobil. Item 10 in this box is the same, apart from on the front cover, the Mobil trademark is slightly larger and the title 'Graphics Overview' is printed in smaller black lettering in the left hand corner of the page.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/10
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/11
Item 12: The May Department Stores Company Annual Report 1996, 1996Add to your cart.
The Annual Report for The May Department Stores Company providing data on the past year's progress. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including that of the May Department Stores Company.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/13
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/12
Item 13: The May Department Stores Company Annual Report 1997, 1997Add to your cart.
The Annual Report for The May Department Stores Company providing data on the past year's progress. During this year Angela was working directly for the founding partners of Chermayeff & Geismar on major corporate identities, including that of the May Department Stores Company.
Condition: Good
Related to: AR/01/GRA/019/12, AR/01/GRA/036/38
Unique Identifier: AR/01/GRA/019/13

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1950s-1960s],
[Box 2: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 3: Folder containing drafts of work, 1960s],
[Box 4: Folder containing drawings, sketches and designs, 1960s],
[Box 5: Box containing Angela's artistic tools and ephemera, 1961-2000],
[Box 6: Box containing Pentagram publications and examples of typefaces., 1970-1998],
[Box 7: Box containing different publications on the subject of typography, 1957-1991],
[Box 8: Box containing a mix of publications relating to design - graphic and fashion., 1971-1998],
[Box 9: Box containing publications relating to work by various designers, 1945-1996],
[Box 10: Box containing publications and ephemera relating various companies and Angela Reeves, 1956 - 2009],
[Box 11: Box containing material relating to Claes Oldenburg, 1969-1970],
[Box 12: Box containing Angela's Curriculum Vitae and certificates, 1976-2006],
[Box 13: A tied cardboard folder holding items relating to the Touch Exhibition, September 1999],
[Box 14: Box containing letters, drawings and examples of work, 1960s-2006],
[Box 15: Box containing 4 books, 1961-1982],
[Box 16: Box containing various items relating to company policies, and some designs by Angela and others., 1997-1999],
[Box 17: Box containing two companies' design guidelines, 1965-1986],
[Box 18: Box containing ephemera from graphic design companies, 1964-2004],
[Box 19: Box containing annual reports, design guidelines and other graphic design ephemera, 1972-1999],
[Box 20: Box containing ephemera from companies that specialise in engraving and paper production and ephemera from events, 1964 - 1999],
[Box 21: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 22: Box containing memorabilia relating FHK Henrion and profiles of designers, 1987-1991],
[Box 23: Box containing a mixture of publications relating to many aspects of design, 1964-2004],
[Box 24: Slides, 1996],
[Box 25: Slides, [1996]],
[Box 26: Slides and other ephemera, [1984-]],
[Box 27: Box containing exhibition catalogues, ephemera from the Mexican Olympics, some articles and ephemera, 1968-1975],
[Box 28: Box containing items relating to design research and guidelines, 1967-[1974]],
[Box 29: Box containing booklets that relate to a broad range of design topics and several booklets unrelated to design., 1967-1984],
[Box 30: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1973],
[Box 31: Box containing New York University Publications, 1969-1971],
[Box 32: Box containing examples of Angela's work and other ephemera, 1920-1962],
[Box 33: Box containing exhibition catalogues and photographs, annual reports and design guidelines, 1970-1973],
[Box 34: Box containing company publications that Angela designed, 1971-1979],
[Box 35: Box containing examples of Angela's work, 1962-1996],
[Box 36: Box containing a red folder holding design work by Angela, personal and professional correspondence and other ephemera, 1981 - 2008],
[Box 37: Box containing Angela's sketch books, stamps and framed pictures, 1959-1993],
[Box 38: Portfolio containing examples of Angela's work, 1965-1983],
[Box 39: Folder containing certificates, diplomas and a poster, 1964-1991],
[Box 40: Envelope entitled Graphics Collection, 1984],
[Box 41: Tube containing 18 Torin Exhibition drawings, 1974-1979],
[[information restricted]],
[Box 43: Box containing three folders of typefaces, 1973],
[Box 44: Box containing the Smithsonian Design Guidelines, 1998],
[Box 45: Two paintings, 1967],
[All]


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